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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Chautauqua County in effect until 12:15 p.m. this afternoon.

A storm front moving across Lake Erie was expected to bring winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and the possibility of quarter size hail to central Chautauqua County. Doppler radar first detected the storm at 11:49 a.m.

The weather service will continue to issue warnings as necessary as the storm moves across the region.